On Sleep Sunday this week I thought it might be interesting to find out about power naps. I personally cannot function as well without mine. My new pain team seem to think I shouldn’t need it if I paced myself correctly whereas my new GP agrees they can work wonders.

How long do you nap for and does it help you?


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Reverse therapy is a new body-mind healing process that has taken the UK by storm.

It’s is a simple, educational, therapy that teaches people how to work with, and understand, the Body’s need to produce symptoms in certain illnesses. Once awareness has been achieved, then you should be in a position to take appropriate action and remove the need for symptoms.

‘Although it has many imitators it is still the leading-edge solution for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pain conditions and stress-related illnesses.’, says Dr. John Eaton who developed the therapy.

‘In the early days’, he said ‘we used the approach to help people with Anxiety, Panic, Stress and Depression. Then we discovered that Reverse Therapy is also a powerful solution for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and many other non-specific illnesses such as eczema, psoriasis and auto-immune disease. Since that time we have gone on to experiment with and extend our treatment strategies and we are proud of the fact that Reverse Therapy is now a complete alternative to therapy’.

To return to a health-sustaining lifestyle also has a number of books available to buy on the technique.

From the very first session, Reverse Therapy is said to put you very firmly on the recovery path.
They teach you:
To understand the real cause of the symptoms
To raise awareness for situations which trigger symptoms
To make links between their unresolved emotions and an increase in symptoms
To use Mindfulness and stay in Awareness in the Present Moment as much as possible
To stay out of negative mental states
To develop positive mental states
To be more assertive
To be more active

Two great books on the subject are Reverse Therapy bu Dr John Eaton and his other book ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: The Reverse Therapy Approach.

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As most of my readers know we moved from The Midlands in the U.K. down south to Sussex. We downsized big time and bought a small ‘new build’ semi detached property which from some windows overlooks the beautiful South Downs

With it being a new property all we got were the white goods in the kitchen so we had to start from scratch to dress the house. It’s taken us the good part of seven months to finally get it how we like it but we felt it was missing something.

Then I found this ‘amazing’ company called ‘Photo Wallwho are based in Sweden and make wallpaper, prints , posters and wall murals. After looking through lots and lots of what you could only call ‘inspirational’ patterns we stumbled on ‘Madame De Pompadour in Silver’.


We had it put up on the wall at the top of the landing and we absolutely love it. The colours of the birds pick up my accent colours in both the bedrooms and if we leave our bedroom door open we can lie in bed and admire the relaxing theme of this wallpaper. They use the highest quality materials and printing for their wallpaper. Assembly is easy and their products are printed to your exact dimensions so they will fit perfectly on your wall and it even included the Wallpaper Paste.

It has motivated us to look outside the box and think of papering other rooms with one of the Photo Wall’s papers or maybe have a mural. I can’t believe the difference it has made. What do you think?

Photo Wall is offering my followers 25% discount with the following link “backpainbloguk2021” it can be used as many as you want for a month. For lots more images and ideas head to my interiors site Images of a Hygge Lifestyle.


Seasonal changes can affect people in different ways, with some feeling quite blue and low. However, you could feel a little better with flowers.

Flower therapy forms a part of alternative medicine. They comprise a therapeutic system that uses dilutions of flower essences developed by Dr.Edward Bach to balance physical and emotional disturbances. In the world of flowers, Dr Bach found resonances of the conditions he found in his patients. He believed the right essence can help to bring back the patient to a positive, happy condition. Dr Bach distilled the essence of certain flowers, and choose the right ones for the state of being of a patient.

It is a form of energy medicine to restore balance in your life. It can be used in conjunction with traditional counselling, and help heal negative emotions which can come from sadness, panic, worry, lethargy, pain without physical cause and much more.

Flower therapy is very similar to homoeopathy in many respects. Except that flower essences are not dependent on the theory of successive dilutions. A Bach Flower Remedy consists of water that has been patterned with the energetic vibes of 38 different flowers. The remedy is taken in a cup of water, or other drink, 4 times a day. Homoeopathy is listed on the NHS Complementary and Alternative Therapy Page.

Flower Sense has been created to serve the growing natural health community and is committed to increasing the awareness of the remarkable healing properties of flower remedies. They explain that ‘flower essences are energy remedies. Their action is not physical but works on the subtle body which of course may act on the physical. Their effects may vary for different individuals.’ Flower sense is founded by Clare Harvey, an internationally known author of authoritative books on Flower Essences.

Chris Phillips from Flower Therapy UK is an experienced flower essence therapist who has worked with flower essences both personally and professionally over the last 30 years. Chris specialises in working with clients to uncover their individual blockages or imbalances, tailoring the programme of therapy to each person’s unique needs. Chris says ‘Flower essence therapy is the practice of using flower essences to restore the balance between mind, body and spirit. Flower essences work by tackling the emotional and mental states which are often at the root of, or strong contributing factors in, most types of illness.’ 

Treating Depression Naturally: How Flower Essences Can Help Rebalance Your Life by [Phillips, Chris]

Chris has also written a book ‘Treating Depression Naturally: How Flower Essences Can Rebalance Your Life’,  Flower essences can tackle the emotional and mental blockages that often lie at the root of illness. Chris Phillips, a flower essence therapist with over thirty years experience, incorporates Bach’s and other flower essence systems in this helpful handbook, allowing you to tailor treatments to your unique needs and circumstances. Packed with insight, inspiration and real-life stories, Treating Depression Naturally offers a new way of thinking about and managing your anxiety and depression.